Monday, 18 January 2010

Campeonato Paulista A1 - Week 1

Rio Claro 1-3 Botafogo SP
Bragantino 4-0 Oeste
Palmeiras 5-1 Mogi Mirim
Ituano 4-1 Mirassol
Ponte Preta 1-1 Santo André
Sertãozinho 1-1 Barueri
Monte Azul 1-1 Corinthians
São Paulo 1-3 Portuguesa
Rio Branco 0-4 Santos
São Caetano 2-0 Paulista

A few surprise results in Week One of the Camapeonato Paulista A1, none more so at Monte Azul where the champions, Corinthians, were held to a 1-1 draw. Iarley put Corinthians ahead with a quarter of an hour gone but Monte Azul levelled matters 4 minutes later through Borebi and held on for a valuable point. Portuguesa came from a goal down to beat São Paulo at the Morumbi. Marcelinho Paraíba put São Paulo ahead six minutes before half time but Heverton levelled nine minutes into the second half. Seven minutes later Marco Antônio put Portuguesa ahead from the spot before a second from Heverton wrapped up the win. Sertãozinho were on the brink of claiming a victory over Barueri but Willian's injury time equalizer claimed a point for the Série A side.

Santo André's miserable run of form continued when they were held by Ponte Preta. Leo Oliveira put Ponte Preta ahead ten minutes into the second half but Bruno Cesar levelled matters nine minutes later to rescue a point. Santos ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Rio Branco, they were two up inside 19 minutes after goals from Paulo Henrique and Neymar and the same two players also added second half goals. Palmeiras went top after their 5-1 win over Mogi Mirim. Diego Souza and Léo put the Big Green two up at half time before Robert, a second from Souza and a penalty from Cleiton Xavier wrapped things up.

The other big winners of the weekend were Bragantino and Ituano who were winners over Oeste and Mirassol respectively. Botafogo SP claimed an excellent 3-1 victory away at Rio Claro and São Caetano were 2-0 winners over Paulista.

More action this midweek as there is a full round of fixtures. They line up like this

Botafogo SP x Ituano
Portuguesa x Sertãozinho
Santos x Ponte Preta
Oeste x Monte Azul
Paulista x Rio Claro
Corinthians x Bragantino
Mirassol x São Paulo
Mogi Mirim x Rio Branco
Barueri x Palmeiras
Santo André x São Caetano

We'll be back later in the week with a full round up.

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